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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


My family has come to the Silver City area of New Mexico for several years. Mom writes children's books. She is researching a story about the Mimbres.

The Mimbres lived in this area about 1000 to 1250 AD. The women made beautiful black and white pottery. They painted the inside of the bowls with wonderful pictures of animals or people or geometric designs.

Archaeologists found the pottery in burial plots. When a Mimbres person died, their family would bury them in the floor of their home. Before they covered the dead with dirt, they placed one of the bowls over their head. Isn't that a perfect story for Halloween?

For some unknown reason, the Mimbres women suddenly stopped making their pottery. My mom thinks that she knows why, and she is writing a book about it.

If you want to learn more about the Mimbres, check out this book from your library: A Day With a Mimbres by J.J. Brody.

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